Ayla Brook (pronounced Ey–Lah) is one of the truest raw songwriters on the prairies. From his beginnings in Lily Plain Saskatchewan, to successful records recorded with AA Sound System, to now his solo work – Ayla has remained tried and true. His new release, “(I Don’t Want To Hear Your) Break Up Songs” is exactly that, a tapestry of hurtin’ and feelin’ tunes about life on and off the barstools. Joined by his regular 5-piece band, The Sound Men, Ayla can be seen packing the dance floors of Alberta honkytonks & rock clubs soaked in wine and whiskey. He’s made a name for himself on the road, supporting such diverse acts as Danny Michel, Bash & Pop, Daniel Romano and the Arkells. 2018 saw Ayla Brook & The Sound Men nominated for three Edmonton Music Awards and taking home Roots Artist of the Year, along with a full summer of folk and indie music festivals.
2019 sees Ayla Brook & The Sound Men going into the studio with Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot to record their next release. Ayla describes this next set of material as a collection of songs and stories about friends and family after last year’s record about relationships and break -ups. With Lightfoot at the wheel, we can expect a modern roots record full of rock and soul, and especially western charm that Ayla & the Sound Men help make undeniable. Listen